Hollow Form Earrings with Citrinesold:)
sterling silver, fossilized mammoth tusk, citrine.
7.5 x 4.5 x .5 cm
Despite appearances, due to hollow form construction, these earrings are very light and easy to wear.
A bold, courageous life is large, irregular, asymmetrical and frequently messy. Interest for Julie is always in the messy parts. She believes with great conviction that she has spent way too much time in her life trying to meet other people’s expectations and standards. Her intent now is to embrace imperfection in her life and in her work.
Mistakes may be inconvenient but they are the fuel for learning opportunities and creative breakthroughs. Working with mixed metals: sterling silver, copper, brass and 18K gold, she enjoys integrating found objects, such as small pieces of textiles and beach finds into her art jewelry. Thus, a piece usually begins with a treasure that catches her eye because it suggests a story waiting to unfold through the making of a piece. By applying textures and patinas, Julie's art jewelry enhances the existing story and takes on an archaeological appeal thus adding a trace of mystery as to the origin of the piece.